A Foodie’s Guide to the Perfect New Jersey Staycation

You don't need to leave the Garden State to feel like you've gone on a vacation.

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Surf City serves up American fare in a beachy setting. The waterfront space comes complete with palm trees, sand and outdoor seating. More on Surf City here.
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Surf City offers up beautiful views of the Hudson.
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The lobster roll at Surf City features Maine lobster, mayonnaise and celery. It is served on a potato roll with fries on the side.
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Pictured here is snow crab legs from Surf City. The dish is served with potatoes and Jersey corn.
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The seafood paella at Surf City is the perfect summer dish.
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Cellar 335 is Polynesian-inspired. It has cheeky decor and Tiki-style cocktails. You will definitely feel like you've left New Jersey for the day. More on Cellar 335 here.
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Pictured here is avocado fried rice from Cellar 335. You can definitely taste Asian flavors in this dish.
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A look at some of the fun, tropical cocktails that are served up at Cellar 335. The bar has more than a dozen specialty cocktails to choose from. They range in price from $10-$15.
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Cellar 335 also serves "large format" cocktails meant for sharing. Pictured here is the Big Kahuna. This enormous drink will set you back $100.
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The very popular Neapolitan pizza restaurant Porta has two New Jersey locations -- one in Asbury Park and one in Jersey City. The Jersey City location has a rooftop, which is great for a warm summer night. More on Porta here.
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This seasonal pizza from Porta in Jersey City features San Marzano tomato sauce, goat cheese, fresh mozzarella and is topped with heirloom tomatoes.
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The rooftop at Porta in Jersey city.
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There are few things more refreshing than a cold drink on a hot day, and the frozen watermelon rosé definitely seems like it would hit the spot.
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If you're just looking for a snack, Porta in Jersey City serves house-made mozzarella and ricotta with sliced Italian bread for $10.
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